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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Lord Lyttleton. (1709–1773)
 
 
1
    For his chaste Muse employ’d her heaven-taught lyre
None but the noblest passions to inspire,
Not one immoral, one corrupted thought,
One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.
          Prologue to Thomson’s Coriolanus.
2
    Women, like princes, find few real friends.
          Advice to a Lady.
3
    What is your sex’s earliest, latest care,
Your heart’s supreme ambition? To be fair.
          Advice to a Lady.
4
    The lover in the husband may be lost.
          Advice to a Lady.
5
    How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
          An Irregular Ode.
6
    None without hope e’er lov’d the brightest fair,
But love can hope where reason would despair.
          Epigram.
7
    Where none admire, ’t is useless to excel;
Where none are beaux, ’t is vain to be a belle.
          Soliloquy on a Beauty in the Country.
8
    Alas! by some degree of woe
  We every bliss must gain;
The heart can ne’er a transport know
  That never feels a pain.
          Song.
 

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